On September 27, 2021, Manuela “Mona” Rodriquez was shot by a Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) School Security Officer (SSO). She succumbed to her injuries. As of October 20th, SSO Eddie F. Gonzalez, has been fired as an SSO, but has not been arrested. Our hearts go out to the Millikan community and all those impacted by this horrible tragedy.
In support of the Rodriguez family and all families impacted by quasi-law enforcement policies, community organizations are coming together for the Safer LBUSD campaign. The campaign’s mission is to rebuild safety with and for all students, parents, and staff, including bringing justice to the Rodriguez family. The campaign is asking the community to utilize a digital action toolkit to mobilize, participate in, and support in the following ways – See the actions in the link: bit.ly/safer-lbusd-toolkit